NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man set a professional eating record for non-solid food intake by downing 2.4 gallons of salmon chowder in just 6 minutes in New York.
Robert "Notorious B.O.B." Shoudt of Royersford set the record Thursday at a Crab City event promoting the upcoming movie "Slammin' Salmon," The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday.
"There is no question whatsoever that this is the largest consumption ever for a fluid-based food," said George Shea, founder of the International Federation of Competitive Eating.
The previous record, 1.5 gallons, was set in a chili-eating contest by Richard LeFevre of Nevada.
Shea said Shoudt may also have set a record based on weight if his estimation of eating 24.375 pounds of chowder is accurate.
"If, indeed, that is true, Bob would have the record," Shea said. "All I need to do is to get the chef to confirm that for me."